Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides)
By Valerie Bowman
St. Martin's Press
Cade Cavendish, twin brother of Viscount Rafe Cavendish, is a pirate. His latest quest brings him to London, where he uses the guise of visiting his brother to explain his presence. Cade is also a notorious rake with no roots or romantic entanglements, as one would expect for a pirate. And he has a slew of aliases, among them, ship’s Captain Daffin Oakleaf.
Cade’s viscount brother is a spy. He has serious concerns about Cade’s occupation and his lengthy, unexplained absences. Something about Cade’s behavior just doesn’t add up. Fueling Rafe’s suspicions are the recent rumors that the elusive “Black Fox” is in London, and coincidentally, so is Cade.
Danielle LaCrosse is the newly hired lady’s maid to Rafe’s wife, Lady Daphne Cavendish. Danielle is welcomed immediately into the happy Cavendish household, which proves bittersweet considering the arrangement is merely a charade designed to hide her true mission, to spy on Cade Cavendish.
Bowman’s fourth novel of her Secret Brides series is filled with surprises. The clever, tangled plot is packed with secrets and conflicting agendas that engage the reader. Meanwhile, Cade and Danielle’s simmering romance and their coy, playful banter tempt and tease. Shiver me timbers, it’s impossible to put down this spy, versus spy, versus pirate adventure!
Sandra Van Winkle, ReadertoReader.com
Never Trust a Pirate
By: Valerie Bowman
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